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In 2008, Leila became Iran's first female mountaineering expedition leader.
Image by Karrar Haidri/ExplorersWeb in Pakistan courtesy Karrar Haidri/ExplorersWeb in Pakistan, SOURCE
Leila Esfandyari and her 2008 Nanga Parbat climbing team outside a Chinese restaurant in Islamabad.
Image by Karrar Haidri/ExplorersWeb in Pakistan courtesy Karrar Haidri, SOURCE

Leila Esfandyari in fatal fall on GII

Posted: Jul 22, 2011 08:02 pm EDT

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(Newsdesk) Iranian Mountainzone reports that Iranian lady climber Leila Esfandyari fell to her death while descending from GIIs summit today.According to the report, Leila summited with a few of her team members but fell on her way back to C3. The Iranian team is resting in C3 and more details are expected tomorrow. According to IMZ and Karrar Haidri in Islamabad the news have been confirmed by outfitting ATP.Earlier today, IMZ reported that a group from Iran (6 men and Leila) was joining the summit push from C3. "Three...

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